Patents by Inventor Victor J. Borer

Victor J. Borer has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10436984
    Abstract: An optical network comprises a fiber distribution cable and a terminal assembly. The terminal assembly receives a plurality of optical fibers from the fiber distribution cable and distributes one or more individual fibers to one or more single fiber bare-fiber holders that hold and protect each single fiber prepared and configured for splicing via an individual splicing element. The splicing element includes an alignment mechanism having a base plate and a clamp plate. At least one of the base plate and clamp plate is formed from a silica material and at least one of the base plate and clamp plate includes an alignment groove or channel configured to receive the first and second optical fibers in an end-to-end manner. The splice element also comprises an optical adhesive disposed in at least a portion of the alignment groove, wherein the optical adhesive is curable via actinic radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: William J. Clatanoff, Donald K. Larson, Daniel J. Treadwell, William G. Allen, Raman K. Selli, Victor J. Borer, Kathleen M. Humpal, Melissa A. Lackey, Brant U. Kolb, Paul D. Pennington, Mark J. Hendrickson, Wendy L. Thompson, Wayne S. Mahoney
  • Patent number: 10422972
    Abstract: Drop cable assemblies that can be routed from an outdoor terminal directly to an indoor wall outlet without disruption, and adhered to the interior of a dwelling after removal of the drop cable jacket and utilization of a pre-applied adhesive layer are described. Additionally, telecommunications systems utilizing such assemblies, methods of routing such assemblies and methods of making such assemblies are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Reasearch & Development Corporation
    Inventors: Donald K. Larson, Daniel J. Treadwell, Zachary M. Thompson, William J. Clatanoff, Joseph C. Carls, Victor J. Borer, Cary A. Kipke, Brian M. Cole
  • Patent number: 10365449
    Abstract: A modular fiber frame is disclosed that comprises a generally rectangular frame body, a high density connection module attached to a front side of the frame body, a splitter bracket to hold a plurality of optical splitter modules on the front side of the frame body. All of the splitter connections can be made on the front side of the modular fiber frame, and a preterminated cable harness optically connected to connection ports on a back of the connection module, wherein the connection module includes a protective cover over said connection ports. In some embodiments, the exemplary modular fiber frame can utilize a second preterminated cable harness optically connected to a back of the connection module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Research & Development Corporation
    Inventors: Zachary M. Thompson, Jonathan V. Haggar, Victor J. Borer, Robert R. Mertz, Adam J. Krozel
  • Publication number: 20180299633
    Abstract: A cable assembly is described that includes a preterminated optical fiber drop cable having a connector body mounted on a terminal end thereof, and a removable installation device attached to a jacket of the preterminated optical fiber drop cable by an attachment portion, wherein the attachment portion includes a pair of tear tabs that provides tool-less removal of the installation device from the preterminated optical fiber drop cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Zachary M. Thompson, Jonathan V. Haggar, Brian M. Cole, Edward B. Lurie, Victor J. Borer
  • Publication number: 20180275362
    Abstract: Drop cable assemblies that can be routed from an outdoor terminal directly to an indoor wall outlet without disruption, and adhered to the interior of a dwelling after removal of the drop cable jacket and utilization of a pre-applied adhesive layer are described. Additionally, telecommunications systems utilizing such assemblies, methods of routing such assemblies and methods of making such assemblies are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Donald K. Larson, Daniel J. Treadwell, Zachary M. Thompson, William J. Clatanoff, Joseph C. Carls, Victor J. Borer, Cary A. Kipke, Brian M. Cole
  • Patent number: 10018798
    Abstract: Drop cable assemblies that can be routed from an outdoor terminal directly to an indoor wall outlet without disruption, and adhered to the interior of a dwelling after removal of the drop cable jacket and utilization of a pre-applied adhesive layer are described. Additionally, telecommunications systems utilizing such assemblies, methods of routing such assemblies and methods of making such assemblies are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Donald K. Larson, Daniel J. Treadwell, Zachary M. Thompson, William J. Clatanoff, Joseph C. Carls, Victor J. Borer, Cary A. Kipke, Brian M. Cole
  • Patent number: 10001619
    Abstract: A cable assembly is described that includes a preterminated optical fiber drop cable having a connector body mounted on a terminal end thereof, and a removable installation device attached to a jacket of the preterminated optical fiber drop cable by an attachment portion, wherein the attachment portion includes a pair of tear tabs that provides tool-less removal of the installation device from the preterminated optical fiber drop cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Zachary M. Thompson, Jonathan V. Haggar, Brian M. Cole, Edward B. Lurie, Victor J. Borer
  • Publication number: 20180081130
    Abstract: An assembly tool for terminating an optical fiber with an optical fiber connector comprises a base having a connector cradle to hold said connector, a buffer clamp activation shuttle slideably disposed on the base to push a sleeve over a buffer clamp of the connector, and an activation mechanism pivotally mounted to the base. The activation mechanism includes an actuation lever to press a securing cap over a mechanical element in the connector, and a drive shaft coupled to the actuation lever. Moving the actuation lever from a first position to a second position activates the buffer clamp activation shuttle and presses the securing cap over the mechanical element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: Joseph C. Sawicki, Edward B. Lurie, Lindsey K. Lewallen, Victor J. Borer, Joseph M. Van Allen
  • Publication number: 20180074275
    Abstract: A modular fiber frame is disclosed that comprises a generally rectangular frame body, a high density connection module attached to a front side of the frame body, a splitter bracket to hold a plurality of optical splitter modules on the front side of the frame body. All of the splitter connections can be made on the front side of the modular fiber frame, and a preterminated cable harness optically connected to connection ports on a back of the connection module, wherein the connection module includes a protective cover over said connection ports. In some embodiments, the exemplary modular fiber frame can utilize a second preterminated cable harness optically connected to a back of the connection module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventors: Zachary M. Thompson, Jonathan V. Haggar, Victor J. Borer, Robert R. Mertz, Adam J. Krozel
  • Publication number: 20180067261
    Abstract: An optical network comprises a fiber distribution cable and a terminal assembly. The terminal assembly receives a plurality of optical fibers from the fiber distribution cable and distributes one or more individual fibers to one or more single fiber bare-fiber holders that hold and protect each single fiber prepared and configured for splicing via an individual splicing element. The splicing element includes an alignment mechanism having a base plate and a clamp plate. At least one of the base plate and clamp plate is formed from a silica material and at least one of the base plate and clamp plate includes an alignment groove or channel configured to receive the first and second optical fibers in an end-to-end manner. The splice element also comprises an optical adhesive disposed in at least a portion of the alignment groove, wherein the optical adhesive is curable via actinic radiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: William J. Clatanoff, Donald K. Larson, Daniel J. Treadwell, William G. Allen, Raman K. Selli, Victor J. Borer, Kathleen M. Humpal, Melissa A. Lackey, Brant U. Kolb, Paul D. Pennington, Mark J. Hendrickson, Wendy L. Thompson, Wayne S. Mahoney
  • Publication number: 20170261716
    Abstract: A cable assembly is described that includes a preterminated optical fiber drop cable having a connector body mounted on a terminal end thereof, and a removable installation device attached to a jacket of the preterminated optical fiber drop cable by an attachment portion, wherein the attachment portion includes a pair of tear tabs that provides tool-less removal of the installation device from the preterminated optical fiber drop cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventors: Zachary M. Thompson, Jonathan V. Haggar, Brian M. Cole, Edward B. Lurie, Victor J. Borer
  • Patent number: 9640958
    Abstract: A duct for distributing one or more telecommunication lines comprises an elongated body having a length and a conduit portion with a lengthwise bore formed therein. The conduit portion contains one or more telecommunication lines. The duct also includes a flange extending lengthwise adjacent the main body to mount the duct to a mounting surface, such as a wall. The duct also includes an adhesive layer disposed on a surface of the flange, the adhesive layer comprising a removable adhesive to permit removal of the duct from the mounting surface after mounting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: William V. Dower, James L. Bries, Donald K. Larson, Victor J. Borer
  • Patent number: 9343886
    Abstract: A cable routing system is described. More specifically, described is a cable routing system that includes a main fiber channel configured to receive a drop fiber to allow it to fit within the main fiber channel, where the channel is surrounded by a discontinuous segmented duct, and the duct comprises a continuous flange structure to provide support for the system as it is installed on or fastened to a wall or other generally flat surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Donald K. Larson, Linnea M. Wilkes, Victor J. Borer, Kurt H. Petersen, Wesley A. Raider, William V. Dower, Zachary M. Thompson, Daniel J. Treadwell, Rutesh D. Parikh, William G. Allen
  • Publication number: 20160116699
    Abstract: Drop cable assemblies that can be routed from an outdoor terminal directly to an indoor wall outlet without disruption, and adhered to the interior of a dwelling after removal of the drop cable jacket and utilization of a pre-applied adhesive layer are described. Additionally, telecommunications systems utilizing such assemblies, methods of routing such assemblies and methods of making such assemblies are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Inventors: Donald K. Larson, Daniel J. Treadwell, Zachary M. Thompson, William J. Clatanoff, Joseph C. Carls, Victor J. Borer, Cary A. Kipke, Brian M. Cole
  • Publication number: 20160105009
    Abstract: An adhesive-backed communications media cable includes a duct having a conduit portion with a lengthwise bore formed therein. The conduit portion includes an Ethernet over twisted pair communication line. The duct also includes a flange extending lengthwise with the conduit portion. An adhesive layer is disposed on a surface of the flange such that the duct is mountable to a mounting surface via the adhesive layer. A system for distributing multiple communications media lines in a living unit includes a multimedia receptacle mountable on a wall or mounting surface and an adhesive-backed communications media duct.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Inventors: Victor J. Borer, William G. Allen, Curtis L. Shoemaker
  • Patent number: 9225154
    Abstract: An adhesive-backed communications media cable includes a duct having a conduit portion with a lengthwise bore formed therein. The conduit portion includes an Ethernet over twisted pair communication line. The duct also includes a flange extending lengthwise with the conduit portion. An adhesive layer is disposed on a surface of the flange such that the duct is mountable to a mounting surface via the adhesive layer. A system for distributing multiple communications media lines in a living unit includes a multimedia receptacle mountable on a wall or mounting surface and an adhesive-backed communications media duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Victor J. Borer, William G. Allen, Curtis L. Shoemaker, Charles F. Staley, Douglas B. Gundel, James G. Vana
  • Publication number: 20150171609
    Abstract: A cable routing system is described. More specifically, described is a cable routing system that includes a main fiber channel configured to receive a drop fiber to allow it to fit within the main fiber channel, where the channel is surrounded by a discontinuous segmented duct, and the duct comprises a continuous flange structure to provide support for the system as it is installed on or fastened to a wall or other generally flat surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Inventors: Donald K. Larson, Linnea M. Wilkes, Victor J. Borer, Kurt H. Petersen, Wesley A. Raider, William V. Dower, Zachary M. Thompson, Daniel J. Treadwell, Rutesh D. Parikh, William G. Allen
  • Patent number: 8842960
    Abstract: A duct for distributing one or more optical fiber communication lines. The duct comprises an elongated main body having a length and a conduit portion with a lengthwise bore formed therein. The conduit portion contains one or more optical fiber communications lines. The duct also includes a flange portion extending lengthwise adjacent the main body to mount the duct to a generally flat surface, wherein the duct further includes an additional fiber channel for distributing at least one additional optical fiber at least a portion of the length of the duct. The duct can also be formed as a two piece duct system. The duct can be utilized in a drop access location system for horizontal cabling in multi-dwelling unit (MDU) applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Sidney J. Berglund, Kurt H. Petersen, Zachary M. Thompson, Victor J. Borer, Linnea M. Wilkes
  • Publication number: 20140153893
    Abstract: A duct for distributing one or more optical fiber communication lines. The duct comprises an elongated main body having a length and a conduit portion with a lengthwise bore formed therein. The conduit portion contains one or more optical fiber communications lines. The duct also includes a flange portion extending lengthwise adjacent the main body to mount the duct to a generally flat surface, wherein the duct further includes an additional fiber channel for distributing at least one additional optical fiber at least a portion of the length of the duct. The duct can also be formed as a two piece duct system. The duct can be utilized in a drop access location system for horizontal cabling in multi-dwelling unit (MDU) applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Sidney J. Berglund, Kurt H. Petersen, Zachary M. Thompson, Victor J. Borer, Linnea M. Wilkes
  • Publication number: 20130341085
    Abstract: An adhesive-backed communications media cable includes a duct having a conduit portion with a lengthwise bore formed therein. The conduit portion includes an Ethernet over twisted pair communication line. The duct also includes a flange extending lengthwise with the conduit portion. An adhesive layer is disposed on a surface of the flange such that the duct is mountable to a mounting surface via the adhesive layer. A system for distributing multiple communications media lines in a living unit includes a multimedia receptacle mountable on a wall or mounting surface and an adhesive-backed communications media duct.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Victor J. Borer, William G. Allen, Curtis L. Shoemaker, Charles F. Staley, Douglas B. Gundel, James G. Vana